CGMS bullying video wins third in state contest

Clarion-Goldfield Middle School students who created the bully video are (front row, left to right): Abigail Kraft, Maya Jackson, MaKenzie Goodell, Meghan Geary, Cheyenne Harle; (back row): Powers and Emily Rasmussen.

Clarion-Goldfield Middle School won third place in the Governor’s Bullying Summit video contest last week. The video that members of CGMS’s Peer Helper group put together, which showed the affects of bullying and the proper way to deal with bullies, won Clarion-Goldfield a $150 check for bullying prevention.

“Third is pretty good, out of 30 different schools, especially when we’re a middle school and the two top places were high schools,” said Margaret Askelson, Peer Helper director.

The award ceremony was broadcast live in the middle school, and several students got to see the ceremony in person at the Governor’s Bullying Summit. McKenzie Goodell was there in person. She was the one who actually accepted the award and met the Governor.

“I was shaking the whole time. It was awesome,” Goodell said. “I think when they played the top ten (videos), there were a lot of good ones. I was like ‘Oh my gosh, maybe we won’t make it.’ Then, we made the top three, and I thought ‘Oh my goodness.’”

Read the full article in the Nov. 14 edition of the WCM.